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Stereo Kicks through to next round of the X Factor

Stereo Kicks are staying as an eight-piece band on the show Credit: Twitter/The X Factor

Bristol teenager Jake Sims and his band Stereo Kicks are through to the next round of the X Factor.

The eight-piece boy band was in the bottom two last weekend, staying only when Chloe-Jasmine Whichello lost the sing-off.

But the boys turned it around on Saturday’s show, performing a medley of The Beatles classics “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude”, which was enough to see them, straight through to next week.

Their success comes after rumours that at least one of the boys would be made to leave the competition after their mentor Louis Walsh admitted that he never wanted the group to have eight members.

But as he introduced them last night he said “Eight boys, and I did say eight – the ultimate octoband.”

Their performance impressed Simon Cowell, who praised the boys for sticking together and added "Any time you want to leave Louis, and come and join me, I'll mentor you."

The revenge of Chloe-Jasmine

Chloe-Jasmine is planning a unique revenge on Simon Cowell Credit: ITV

X Factor singer Chloe-Jasmine Whichello has revealed she is planning her revenge on Simon Cowell - by naming a new hamster after him and watching it run round in circles.

The 23-year-old model, who went to Wells Cathedral School, lost the sing-off against eight-piece boyband Stereo Kicks on last night's show, where the TV mogul told her that she lacked passion.

It meant a double elimination for her mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who also said goodbye to another of her acts Stephanie Nala.

Whichello said she was unhappy that Cowell appeared to be preserving his own acts and then teasing his fellow judges.

She said: "I respect him very much as a businessman. His brainchild of The X Factor is spectacular.

"What I didn't agree with was, he had all of his acts secured and sat down on the panel to intimidate the other judges."

She added: "I'm now about to purchase a hamster, call it Simon Cowell, and it's going to be running around a kennel."

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Crediton is backing Barclay Beales

Saturday night promises to be quite an evening for Devon teenager Barclay Beales - as he and his band Stereo Kicks appear in the second of the live X-Factor shows.

It's 80's night on Saturday. Hundreds of people will be voting for him in his hometown of Crediton, as Seth Conway found out when he visited Barclay's old school today:

What next for Ollie and Overload Generation?

It's the second week of live shows for the X Factor this weekend, with our region still represented by Chloe Jasmine from Wells and Warmley's Jake Sims with his band Stereo Kicks. They both made it through last Sunday thanks to votes from the public.

But it marked the end of the road for boyband Overload Generation, featuring Ollie Garland, also from Warmley near Bristol. They lost out after a sing-off.

Ollie and his mum Naomi came into our studio earlier to chat to Ian & Kylie about what's next for the group:

Boy band's Barclay has high hopes for this weekend

Barclay Beales comes from Bow near Crediton in Devon Credit: ITV

Saturday night promises to be quite a night for Devon teenager Barclay Beales. He and his band Stereo Kicks appear in the second of the live X-Factor shows.

He has the backing of hundreds of people in his hometown of Crediton.

Barclay Beales is one of eight would-be singers that make up Stereo Kicks Credit: ITV

Barclay Beales through to next round in X Factor

Barclay Beales is part of eight-piece boyband Stereo Kicks Credit: ITV News

Devon's X Factor contestant has made it through the first of the live show rounds.

The eight-piece-boyband, now officially named Stereo Kicks, features Barclay Beales who lives in Bow near Crediton,

The band, formed especially for the X-Factor, got through last night's results show, which saw two of the 16 acts exit.

Barclay Beales lives in Bow near Crediton Credit: ITV

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Bristol teenager Ollie Garland voted off X Factor but Jake Sims and Chloe-Jasmine are safely through

Overload Generation were voted off the X Factor on Sunday night Credit: ITV

It was the battle of the boy bands on this weekend's X Factor. Both bands had members from Bristol.

But it was the end of the road for 19-year-old Ollie Garland from Warmley and his band Overload Generation. Their X Factor journey came to an end on Sunday night when they were voted off the show.

Judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini described their performance in a sing-off with Stephanie Nala as "shockingly bad".

Jake Sims's band Stereo Kicks has sailed through to the next round Credit: ITV

Meanwhile Bristol teenager Jake Sims's band Stereo Kicks is through to the next round of the show.

Both bands, mentored by Louis Walsh, sang hits by Katy Perry. Judge Simon Cowell said they blew Overload Generation off the stage with the performance.

Chloe-Jasmine Whichello from Wells is through to the next round Credit: ITV

Former Wells Cathedral School pupil Chloe-Jasmine Whichello is also through to the next round after she pulled off a fantastic jazz rendition of Britney Spears’ hit ‘Toxic’.

Weston-super-Mare Pier gets the X Factor

This week Weston-super-Mare was visited by boy band, Overload. The boys wowed the X Factor judges with their performance at the weekend.

The young five-piece are one of the favourites to make it through to the live finals. They have embarked on a tour of the country to try and show off what they can do.

The band is aged between 17 and 20. Ollie Garland, who comes from Bristol, says the band were ecstatic to have received positive comments from Simon Cowell - but need to assure him they are not trying to copy anyone else.

Ollie, along with other band mates Joey, Andy, Jordi and Ryan, got a standing ovation from the audience in last week's episode. Mel B even said they are the best boy band the judges have seen this year.

After making it through the live auditions at Wembley the boys are preparing for the next stage of the competition; Bootcamp.

The X Factor Wembley Arena auditions continue on ITV on Saturday, September 20, 8:00pm.

Boy Band Overload wow X Factor judges

Overload were a a huge hit with the judges on ITV talent show the X Factor.

Bristol boy Ollie Garland and the other band members sailed into the next round.

The band performed their own song, called No, No, No. Judges said they were one of the best boy bands in the competition with Louis saying the song could be a hit.

Overload is made up of Ollie, Joey, Andy, Jordi, and Ryan.

Overload performing at Weston-super-Mare Credit: ITV
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